Translation of keel in Spanish:


quilla, n.

Pronunciation: /kil//kiːl/


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    quilla feminine
    on an even keel
    • to keep sth on an even keel mantener la estabilidad de algo
    • to get sth back on an even keel restablecer el equilibrio de algo
    • the economy is now on an even keel la economía se ha estabilizado
    • There was a low scraping sound as the keel of the vessel started the drag against the sandy bottom.
    • Support the keel with timber blocking to take most of the weight of the hull.
    • Again the men were coerced under once more, and made to endure yet another rake along the keel of the ship, where lurked the treacherous gatherings of barnacles.
    • The bow and stern are still intact, with amidships broken down to the keel and the wheelhouse upside-down just off the stern.
    • The hull was modified in 1995 to include two ventilated steps, a keel pad and notched transom.
    • The bolted-on steel armour has been salvaged to leave the teak hull split open along the keel.
    • It's not just a keel and hull and a deck and sails.
    • Unlike the other sections, the stern was much battered, showing steel ribs extending up from the keel to around a metre in height.
    • Only the transom and a small section of the keel of the vessel - owned by the Coastal Forces Heritage Trust - were left.
    • Perhaps our ancestors got confused with the songs of humpback whales amplified by the keels of their vessels.
    • At the midships section the keel is suspended above the seabed and there is plenty of space to swim through.
    • Components such as keel, engine beds, mast step, structural bulkheads and rigging loads are all connected to the grid, resulting in a very rigid and strong structure.
    • His arms dove forward as, clutching the rope tightly he made for the bottom, the dark mass that was the keel of his ship blocking out the beams of light from the sun.
    • The full-length keel aids in directional stability as well as dampening roll and the deep forefoot helps to prevent pounding in choppy seas.
    • Fiberglass yachts must have a long keel with a keelhung rudder and be descended from a wooden hull design.
    • The keel is a centreboard but not weighted; the ballast is in the hull itself (which sounds inefficient but actually works surprisingly well).
    • Even nautical archaeology has made great gains, for many of the waterfront structures incorporated broken-up vessel fragments, hull planking, keels, a prow, a side rudder, ribs, a mast partner.
    • A diversion along the keel reveals the remains of the rudder and propshafts.
    • A supporting structure for a mast, this can extend below the main deck, possibly even down to the keel of the ship.
    • The keel is external lead fastened with stainless steel bolts.